Suné January crowned as Miss Namibia 2017

03 Jul 2017 | Angelopedia

At the conclusion of the magnificent finale of Miss Namibia 2017, held on 1st July 2017, Suné January of Rehoboth was crowned as Miss Namibia 2017. Suné January succeeds Miss Namibia 2016 Lizelle Esterhuizen, and will either represent the country at Miss World 2017 or Miss Universe 2017 pageant.


Suné January crowned as Miss Namibia 2017


23 year old Suné is a computer applications graduate from Rehoboth. The beauty defeated 11 other women to clinch the coveted crown of Miss Namibia 2017. At the same pageant, Romilly Mouton was titled as the 1st runner up and Tessia Mutwamezi was adjudged the 2nd runner up. The top 5 finalists slot was completed by Zandria Swart and Sunet van Schalkwyk.

January has always dreamt of joining pageants since she was a kid. Beauty pageants for her are “a wonderful platform to bring about change in our country”. The first Miss Namibia pageant was held in the year 1980. In 1991, Namibia achieved its first major success when Michelle McLean placed as the 4th runner-up at Miss World 1991 and later won the Miss Universe 1992 title. The only placement of Namibia in Miss Universe after Michelle was achieved by Ndapewa Alfons, Miss Namibia 2002 who was placed Top 10 at Miss Universe 2003. 

Do you think Suné January can bring Namibia back on the map of international pageants?